Nikken ingredients are made from extracts, concentrated substances that are created by extracting part of a raw material. First, Nikken uses a combination of traditional Japanese methods and advanced technologies (specifically, hot water extractions or fermentation) to obtain natural extracts, resulting in ingredients that range from delicate to intense. Next, the extracts are concentrated into a slurry. Finally, the slurry is spray-dried or vacuum-dried into a powdered product.
Nikken natural ingredients have received accolades from chefs and food technologists around the globe for their ability to bring out a characteristic umami flavor. Rich and complex, Nikken ingredients are manufactured under a strict Quality Management System, based on ISO 9000 and ISO 22000. In addition, Nikken employs the Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) system.